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Operation; Maintenance; Specifications; Trouble Shooting - Craftsman 486.2454 Owner's Manual

10 ton hydraulic log splitter
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HANDLE
Figure 3

MAINTENANCE

After every use, wipe down the Hydraulic Log Splitter to
remove any tree sap or dirt left behind. This will extend
the life of the tool.
Bleeding The Log Splitter
1. Operate the log splitter to extend the Piston Rod to its
maximum length.
2. Remove the Oil Filling Plug.
3. Turn the Release Screw counterclockwise as fast as
possible, the Piston Rod will retract and push air
from the cylinder out of the Oil Filling Plug.
4. Replace the Oil Filling Plug. Repeat steps 1-4 as
necessary.
Adding Oil
! !
CAUTION:
DO NOT ADD OIL WITH
PISTON ROD EXTENDED
If you should need to add hydraulic oil to the Log Splitter,
turn the release screw counterclockwise to retract the
piston rod, remove the Oil Filling Plug, and add oil until
the oil is 1/2" from top (when log splitter is laying down).

OPERATION

1.
Gather the logs you wish to split. Make sure the maximum
length of each log does not exceed 18". If the log does
exceed that measurement, you must cut the log to fit the
maximum length of the tool.
RELEASE
2.
Make sure the Piston Rod is fully retracted into the cylinder.
SCREW
If necessary, turn the RELEASE SCREW counterclockwise
to release the hydraulic pressure. Tighten the RELEASE
SCREW.
3.
Place the log between the Wedge and Piston Assembly.
Rest the log in the metal bracket Cradle.
4.
Wear eye proctection (goggles) when operating the
Hydraulic Log Splitter
5.
It is recommended you operate the Log Splitter in the
following manner. Stand behind the log splitter and grip
one Handle in each hand and pump the Handles in a
back-and-forth motion with one Handle fully forward
and one fully rearward as shown in figure 3.
6.
Repeat Step "5" to advance the Piston Rod forward. This
will push the log against the Wedge and Split it.
7.
When you have split the log, remove the split pieces.
8.
Turn the RELEASE SCREW counterclockwise to draw the
piston rod back into the cylinder. Tighten the RELEASE
SCREW when the piston rod has retracted fully.
9.
When you are done, it is recommended you store your
Hydraulic Log Splitter with the RELEASE SCREW opened
to relieve any hydraulic pressure during non-use.

SPECIFICATIONS

Maximum Log Length:
Ram Stroke:
Cradle Dimensions:
Base Dimensions:

TROUBLE SHOOTING

1.
If hydraulic cylinder does not move forward when pumping
handles.
A. Check to see if Release Screw is tightened in the
closed position.
B. Check to see if you need to add hydraulic oil.
6
18"
8-1/16"
3-3/4" x 4" x 4"
42-1/8"L x 8-1/16"W x 37"H

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